Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Hemorrhagic Shock Evaluation

The evaluation of a person with shock requires a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in someone with shock may include:

Tests are usually necessary to evaluate shock.

Tests that may be used to evaluate shock include:

Invasive hemodynamic monitoring devices may also help physicians evaluate shock.

Invasive hemodynamic monitoring devices:
  • Swan-Ganz catheter

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Last Updated: Jan 4, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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